Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan

This week in Kazakhstan, Belarussian figure skater Viktoriia Safonova was first in both the short program and the free skate events and captured her first gold medal on the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series circuit – at the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. The 18-year-old competitor began her free skate routine with a tripleContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan”

Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan

This week, Kazakhstan hosts the fifth of the 2021-2022 figure skating season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series events – the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. After the first day, Belarussian representative Viktoriia Safonova leads the women’s competition while Russia’s Petr Gumennik is the leader among the men. Bronze medalist at the Nebelhorn Trophy inContinue reading “Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan”

Viktoriia Safonova retains Ice Star title

Last season’s winner of the international figure skating competition in Belarus – the Ice Star, Belarussian representative Viktoriia Safonova retained the title for her second medal of the 2021-2022 Olympic season. Bronze medalist at the Nebelhorn Trophy in late September, Safonova began her free skate performance with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, two doubleContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova retains Ice Star title”

Viktoriia Safonova leads Ice Star competition in Belarus after short program

At the Ice Star figure skating competition in Belarus, reigning winner Viktoriia Safonova got off to a successful start by taking the lead after the short program as Belarussians lead the women’s, men’s, and pairs’ disciplines after day one. Safonova began her short program routine with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, and then completedContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova leads Ice Star competition in Belarus after short program”